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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Discovery of a lid for a parliamentary ballot box in the bush sparks calls for a petition

General News Discovery of a lid for a parliamentary ballot box in the bush...

Mpongwe crowds
Mpongwe crowds
CONFUSION has erupted in Mpongwe following the discovery of a lid for a parliamentary ballot box in a nearby bush a few meters away from the district totaling centre.

The lid for the ballot box with serial number ECZ-16 0430212 was allegedly found in a nearby bush along the Mpongwe Luanshya Road on Saturday night.

The lid was discovered by the locals who reported the case to Mpongwe District Police station.

Meanwhile, the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership in Mpongwe has expressed concern over the mysterious lid which has sparked protests among PF members in the district.

The patriotic front members want ECZ to establish how the lid for the ballot box was found in the bush.

District Electral officer Francis Nkhoma said he could not comment on the issue as it was under police investigation.

PF candidate Emmanuel Kasambo has said he would petition the parliamentary results for this year’s election.

Mr Kasambo said the discovery of the lid was a sign of Electral malpractice in the Mpongwe constituency polls.

“It is a must that I will petition and I will sight ECZ because the elections were conducted in a manner that is not fair and for me they need to explain where the lid came from and they are assuming it came from outside Mpongwe which does not make sense.” He said.

“My agents were not given official results of what was happening in the polling stations so I need explanations.” He added.

UPND candidate Rasfold Bulaya who is former Mpongwe District commissioner polled 9793 votes seconded by Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Emmanuel Kasambo who polled 8271.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. When UPND complain about the reckless manner in which the election results are handled, it is accused of holding the nation at ransom because PF is in a hurry to win an election tampered in their favor .

    • He said he will petition not prevent ECZ from doing their job, there is a difference. UPND can petition the results after counting. There is no law that allows them from stopping the counting and verification of votes. If there are votes that are dubious they will be rejected. That is how the process works.

    • Who organized these elections?Is it UPND or pf?These elections are the worst in the history of this nation.pf is failing to organize simple elections and how do they plan to run the nation?

  2. L A T E S T NEWS August 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    LATEST NEW UPDATE ON YOUTUBE MUVI TV NEWS VIDEO!!!

    NEVERS MUMBA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HH HAS WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS BY A VERY CLEAR MARGIN!

    • Give yourself a break by turning off the computer and wait for ECZ to announce the final result on ZNBC. How difficult is that? Ras Klaat!

  3. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS. WE NEED TO GO ELECTRONICALLY LIKE THE WAY OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING. I WONDER WHERE WE ARE GOING AND HOW FAR WE ARE REACHING. IT ALL STARTED WITH EXAM LEAKAGES WHERE YOU FIND CHILDREN HAVE EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPERS BEFORE EXAMINATIONS. THIS BRINGS A LOT OF THOUGHT.

  4. Can we just declare the winner of the presidential vote (after o we o know him & he does not jump up & down) so that we can get back to business o work. Losers can waiste pipo’s time ngamwabakonkelesha

    • I don’t agree that UPND are perpetual losers actually they are coming out second the second time. It means they are close. They just have to press on especially that the MMD has been completely destroyed.

    • Five years is not a long time. It is just recent when we voted Sata into power. Even Edgar won’t believe how quickly five years will pass. Lets hope he won’t seek a third term.

  5. Now, the next thing that will be found by these upnd goons in the queen’s underpants in Lungu’s cabin in Chimwemwe.

  6. People must clear the fog in their heads. How can HH win the presidential election with 44 seats for MP’s while PF has 93 seats and the remaining few are spread out to independent, FDD and MMD candidates.93 for PF represents 59.61%, UPND 28.20%, OTHERS 12.19%.

    • Of course if you want to think in simple terms it is not possible for HH to win. How I wish the party with the most MPs choose a president in parliament, we would not have all this mess. It is possible that even where a PF MP has won they have given HH more voted whereas where UPND have won, they PF have gotten so little votes as is the case in Dundumwezi. Such issues and numbers can influence the presidential result.

  7. I DONT GET IT. WHAT IS THE CO-RELATION BETWEEN A LID FOUND IN THE BUSH AND THE VOTES CAST? IF AT YOUR POLLING STATION YOUR VOTES WERE 5 AND AT THE TOTALING CENTRE THEY ARE STILL 5, THEN AT MULUNGUSHI THEY ARE STILL 5. WHAT WILL THAT HAVE TO DO WITH A LID FOUND IN THE BUSH?

    • Man, wafunsa good good… waipusha bwino.
      stampa yapa cikunkubiti caba ECZ na ma results… how do they correlate?

      One question though, how did they see it in the night?

  8. And why are we not questioning rigging by UPND? We know how desperate for power HH is. This is the water melon strategy, commit a felony and point at others, typical of thieves.

  9. Yes people! One of the PF riggers stay in Luanshya. Ask kambwili because they are friends. This is the guy who was planted to steal votes for PF in Luanshya,Masaiti and Mpongwe. He was giving a lot of money to polling agents and poll staff. But he did have enough pre marked ballot pappers for mpongwe,hence mission not coplete to help kasambo win.

  10. You win some, you loose some. That is the nature of the game. SOMETIMES the loss seems so illogical to be true but it is a LOSS. We need the opposition to keep us on our toes. I am not saying give them a blank cheque.

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